Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Tears

Kellen and I went shopping tonight. We arrived at JC Penney at 4:30 pm. We walked straight to the boys department, and I picked up a pair of navy slacks in a size 12 and a 14. We went into the dressing room and tried them both on. The 14 (slim) fit perfectly. He said he liked them. Done with the pants.

We went to the under-garment section and I told him to pick some underwear, and some socks. I told him to trade the socks he grabbed for mediums .... he did. Done with the undergarments.

We walked over to sports shirts, I picked two off the rack to match his new blue pants and asked if he liked them. He said he did. Done with the shirts.

We walked to the shoe department. He picked one pair of dress shoes, and one pair of sandals for swimming. I asked the employee for both in a size 7. He brought them. Kellen tried them on. Declared both pair fit perfectly, and he liked them. Done with the shoes.

They didn't have a casual navy blazer at Penneys, so we walked next door to Dillards. They had an entire rack of navy blazers with the world's ugliest crest on the chest. When I asked the salesperson if they had any others without a design, she said they had one. It was a size 14. Kellen tried it on. It fit perfectly, and he said it felt comfortable, and he liked it. Done with the blazer.

We were back out to the car by 5:15.

I almost wept with happiness. And wondered why my shopping experiences with my daughters NEVER go this smoothly.


Cozyflier said...

WOW! Never in a million years have my shopping excursions gone this easily, with 3 boys and 1 girl!

Way to go Kellen!!!

Alisa said...

Shopping envy- I have it!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy it while it lasts! Boys get very picky when they get to be teenagers!! I speak from experience!

Anonymous said...

Haha, know could you please go back and pick it all up again in a size 16 this time (9 for shoes) and ship to me? I have a 12 yr old son graduating from elementary school (6th grade here) that needs something a little more dressy than his sport shorts and "They will make a movie about me someday" tee.

I HATE shopping and have NEVER had that kind of luck.

At least my boy will still shop in stores like Pennys too. He abhors the Hollister/American Eagle/Ambercrombie clones and vows never to wear that "girl crap in guy colors", lol.


Bree said...

I take my 3 boys shopping & they're pretty much the same way. No fuss no argument.

Then I take my 9 yr old daughter shopping & I'll be there ALLLLL day trying to find just a pair of shoes!! I normally give up after the first hour or two.

Jacqueline said...

I only wish my own shopping adventures could be as uneventful...I can never find anything in my size or else it fits wrong or something...always drama and I end up in a bad mood.

Ivy and Haley said...

Online shopping is the best. Granted, I'm not shopping for children - but I just have my favorite stores for which I know my size and stay at home. And then I get fun mail.

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Anonymous said...

boys are easy shoppers!!


Anonymous said...

OMG! I just put 2 and 2 together...dress clothes plus formal night on the cruise...

Does this mean that Kendrie is going to be wearing dresses???
I can't wait to read THAT blog!

Congrats on the smooth-sailing with Kellen's shopping! Those kind of days should be savored!

Anne in GA

Random said...

Wow... well done to the both of you!
Just watch out when he gets older. The boy across the street is 14 years old, and since the age of 12, he's been as fashion-conscious as any girl I know. Even the socks have to be brand-name! His latest proud purchase was a $87 T-shirt with a logo on it... at least his parents have the sense to make him spend his own birthday money on things like that.